ReCAAP Report on Hijacked/Missing Barges in Asia

June 2011

The ReCAAP ISC releases a Special Report titled: Hijacked / Missing Tug Boats and Barges in Asia.

The Report is aimed to update the maritime community of the recent incidents of hijacking and missing tug boats and the developing trends in the region.  Based on the analysis of past hijacking incidents reported between 2008 and 2011, the Report highlights the type of vessels targeted, the locations where the incidents occurred, the modus operandi of the pirates/robbers, the shared responsibilities of all agencies, and the ReCAAP ISC’s recommendations on best management practices to ship owners, ship master and the authorities. 

The Report is available to view and download below with kind permission of ReCAAP ISC.

ReCAAP ISC - The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre